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Gum Disease

Gum disease affects many people and can seriously undermine previously healthy teeth and even dental implants to the point where extraction is the only option.

Often preceded by bleeding of the gums, gum desease is the number one reason for loss of teeth

Gum Disease Often preceded by bleeding of the gums, gum desease is the number one reason for loss of teeth - click to read more...

Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaques causes the gums to become inflamed.
In the mildest form of the disease, gingivitis, the gums redden, swell and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care….